Youth Care Worker Intern Job Description

YOUTH ORGANIZATION
Choose to DO, Inc. is a nonprofit founded March 8, 2016, centered around mental health and wellness for BIPOC teens

DESCRIPTION
To create expanded opportunities for young people to acquire leadership skills and improve their communities through service with nonprofit organizations and other groups.

YOUTH CARE WORKER INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct outreach to schools, nonprofit organizations, and community-based Organizations (CBOs) to promote Choose to DO, Inc.’s youth leadership programs, initiatives, and special events.
  • Collaborate with Choose to DO, Inc. staff, committee and board members in operating programming.
  • Conduct/develop a system for identifying the interests and abilities of students and other young people and connecting them in meaningful and mutually productive community service projects with appropriate nonprofit organizations and groups.
  • Lead the group activities for youth programs.
    Interface with federal and private volunteer organizations, colleges, and universities to secure volunteers and assistance for youth programs.
  • Recruit prospective volunteers and interns (as needed).
  • Assign volunteers to appropriate roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop with staff, a position description, slate of responsibilities, and timelines for activities and initiatives.
  • Help to evaluate and report volunteer services and experiences for volunteers performing for-credit.
  • In concert with Choose to DO, Inc. staff, committee and board members conduct formative and summative evaluation of the youth programs.
  • Perform other activities as appropriate.

YOUTH CARE WORKER INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for the Youth Care Worker should be pursuing or have some background or educational training in program development or administration. He or she will have experience working with youth and will be an innovative thinker. Some supervisory experience is desirable, but not essential.

  • Have or pursuing a college degree
  • Possess a professional demeanor, enthusiasm for public service, and interest in social justice
  • Have and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Have professional experience in community organizing, education, and/or community service
  • Have an understanding of underprivileged communities and culture
  • Be a team player and a collaborative worker
  • Have good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have personal experience serving in a volunteer capacity
  • Have an understanding of and experience in research methods
  • Be highly organized, capable of multitasking, and working under time pressure
  • Have at least basic presentation skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint
  • Be a self-starter capable of working independently

SPECIFICS

  • Time Requirement: Hours: 10+ hours a week and work based on your availability.
  • Salary: Unpaid
  • Location: Remote and/or working in person in Houston, TX.
  • Incentives: Professional developments, community service, and networking opportunities.